Logistics

Location

Most conference sessions will be held in the John and Frances Angelos Law Center, located at 1401 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Some sessions will be held just a few blocks away in Falvey Hall, located within the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Brown Center, located at 1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217.

Additional venues for evening events and parties will be announced as the event approaches.

Registration Fees

We want the ECWD to be as accessible as possible, therefore registration is on a sliding scale.

We ask that you honestly evaluate what you are able to afford to pay to attend the conference this year. The true per-person cost of the conference is $280 – this includes conference space, programming, childcare, translation/interpretation, food, subsidies for presenters, and other costs – we encourage you to please pay that amount or more if you can.

By paying more than $280, you are generously supporting registration for scholarship recipients and others paying less.

Early Pricing – Ends September 13th

Champion: $450
Solidarity:  $350
Base: $275

Group Rate: $275

USFWC Member Rate: $200

Regular Pricing – After September 13th

Champion: $450
Solidarity:  $375
Base: $300

Group Rate: $275

USFWC Member Rate: $225

Group Pricing

Groups of 6 or more can receive a discounted rate of $275 per person. Email Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop with questions.

USFWC Member Rate

USFWC members always receive the lowest rates – Now’s the time to become a USFWC member and take advantage the membership discount. Already a member? Email membership@usworker.coop for the discount code.

Scholarships

The USFWC centers the leadership of workers from democratic workplaces and of historically marginalized communities; especially leadership of color and leaders from low-income and immigrant communities.

We work to make sure the ECWD is financially accessible by providing full and partial ECWD registration scholarships and some conference housing scholarships to as many participants who express financial need as possible.

Registration Scholarship and Housing Assistance applications are due September 13th. Please apply here.

Volunteering and Work-Trade

We will begin accepting applications for volunteers and work-traders soon.

Housing

Conference participants will be responsible for arranging their own housing. We have reserved blocks of rooms in three hotels in Downtown Baltimore, which participants may book at their own expense.

These hotels are available on a first come, first served basis, and each hotel has a different booking deadline in September. Prices do not include tax (about 15.5%).

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Room Type: Two Queen Beds
Room Price: $125 per night (1-2 people); $145 per night (3 people); $165 per night (4 people)

Room Type: One King Bed
Room Price: $125 per night (1-2 people)

Booking by Phone: 855-539-1928
If needed, you can ask for a Spanish-speaker to support with booking when you call
Booking Online: link
Booking Deadline: September 20th

Group Name: Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy
Group Code: 1910WORKPL

Crowne Plaza Baltimore
105 W Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Room Type: Two Queen Beds
Room Price: $125 per night

Booking by Phone: 1-877-666-3243
If needed, you can ask for a Spanish-speaker to support with booking when you call
Booking Online: link
Booking Deadline: September 27th

Group Name: Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy
Group Code: CWD

Transportation

If you’re arriving by train, the conference venue is one block away from Baltimore Penn Station.

The closest airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Have a car? Need a ride? Visit this ECWD 2019 group carpool site and let others know. (We do not monitor this carpool site, nor can we be responsible for your carpool experiences.)

For attendees staying in hotels Downtown, the conference venue is only about 10 minutes away by bus or light-rail using local public transit ($1.90 each way, $4.40 for a day-pass), a 7 minute drive, or a 20 minute / 1 mile walk.

Parking

If space is available, attendees may park in the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) parking lot at 81 Mosher Street. Parking is available on Friday beginning at 5:00 PM and all day Saturday and Sunday (no overnight parking).

Accessibility

Interpretation: English/Spanish interpretation will be provided throughout Saturday and Sunday for two workshop sessions at a time, as well as during the USFWC Annual General Meeting and  plenary presentations on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Email email membership@usworker.coop with questions.

Child care: We will be arranging child care nearby. Please indicate whether you need childcare when registering, and email conference@usworker.coop if you have any questions.

Food: Lunch will be provided for all participants, along with snacks on Saturday and Sunday mornings and coffee throughout the weekend. Food will be available for purchase at the Saturday evening party.